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Tories failing to provide tests and protective gear

27 April 2020
The failures of the Tory ­government are continuing to threaten the lives of millions of ordinary people

Health workers face the sack for demanding protective equipment

22 April 2020
Worker rightly said, 'as long as we are provided with PPE we will work, without PPE we won't'

Thousands forced back to work in unsafe conditions at government departments

21 April 2020
More than 5,000 people are being made to go into work to operate the government’s payment scheme for laid off workers.

Health unions’ call for minute’s silence should be used to mobilise against Tories

20 April 2020
Unison, the Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of Midwives have organised a national minute’s silence for 11am on Tuesday 28 April.

Johnson’s coronavirus failures are political, as a speech in February showed

19 April 2020
A devastating article in the Sunday Times underlines the criminal complacency of the Tories. But the rot goes deeper than individuals.

Marxism in an age of catastrophe - capitalism created an era of plagues

18 April 2020
We live in an era of plagues because of capitalist development, argues socialist author Mike Davis.

Letters: ‘Radical’ left in Spain failed the test of coronavirus

17 April 2020
I was angry to see the Spanish state relax its coronavirus lockdown last week and workers in manufacturing and construction being told to return to work.

Health workers protest for protective equipment

16 April 2020
Health workers and their supporters took part in a day of symbolic action to demand “health before profit” on Thursday.

Public health document is ‘an insult to the lives of frontline workers’

15 April 2020
Health workers could be forced to reuse protective clothing as a “last resort”, according to a document from Public Health England.

NHS workers call day of action

14 April 2020
 Health workers are organising a day of action after Tory minister Matt Hancock sparked outrage for telling them to not to overuse protective kit.

Coronavirus death toll is far higher than Tories announced

14 April 2020
Hundreds of people have already died in care homes, yet they are not being counted towards national daily totals. 

Tory adviser says there is nothing to do but work during coronavirus crisis

13 April 2020
Workers can’t “hide” from the coronavirus forever, a government adviser has said. Rupert Shute is the deputy scientific adviser at the Home Office.

Racism, not genetics, explains why Covid-19 hits black and Asian people harder

10 April 2020
The front page of Socialist Worker last week featured faces of some of the many workers in Britain who have died from coronavirus. Of the eight people pictured, six were black or Asian.

‘We are made to feel our job isn’t valuable’ - care staff speak out

07 April 2020
Coronavirus puts hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people in adult social care services at risk. 

More health workers die due to lack of protective equipment

07 April 2020
Health workers are dying of coronavirus because of the Tories’ failure to provide proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 

Mutinous mood among paramedics over lack of safety equipment

01 April 2020
A London ambulance worker spoke to Socialist Worker about the anger and fear over the lack of PPE

We need action, not dodgy deals, from union leaders over virus

31 March 2020
Action by workers has shown the type of ­resistance that’s possible against bosses who force them to work in unsafe conditions during the coronavirus outbreak.

Health workers die in lack of equipment ‘national scandal’

30 March 2020
Weeks after the government insisted the shortage of personal protective equipment was being resolved, doctors and nurses are getting ill, and some die because they still can’t get it

Ventilators deadly shortage threatens care

30 March 2020
Hospitals have started rationing ventilators for patients as the coronavirus death toll rises.

The things they say

30 March 2020
‘I shook hands with everybody’

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